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11035708_931152426937348_4532146383765787653_o Ethnic Communities Holy Week 2015

Holy week is the most important and special week of our Catholic Faith,  and it is particularly special how our Ethnic Communities go about celebrating Holy Week. Starting with Palm Sunday, bringing the community outside into procession is a beautiful testimony for all of those to see the and acknowledge... [Read more...]

2014-08-02 21.29.57 Black Catholic “Kujenga” Retreat – August 2014

During the weekend of August 1- 3, 2014, young people from the Archdiocese of Boston and various dioceses around New England participated in the annual Kujenga-Viongozi Black Catholic Youth retreat at Betania II Retreat Center in Medway, MA. This year, the retreat director was Fr. Chris Rhodes, from... [Read more...]

Fr. mike Pictures 616 Silver Jubilee of the Nigerian Community – July 2014

On July 26th, 2014 the Nigerian Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Boston celebrated their 25th anniversary. In the summer of 1988, few Nigerian families living in Boston were granted permission to worship separately on Sundays and united, founded what would become one of the biggest Nigerian Catholic... [Read more...]

Leir-Feauture Young Adult Council Christmas Party 2013

The Cultural Diversity Young Adult Council held an after Christmas (but still in the Christmas Season) party on Dec. 26th at St. Patrick Manor Nursing Home in Framingham. We started off the evening Caroling in the dining room for all the residents and then we ventured up and down ever Wing of the Manor... [Read more...]

Unknown Nelson Mandela Thank you!

  Some of Nelson Mandela’s greatest Quotes “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart... [Read more...]

Healy Healy Award Dinner 2013 Record Numbers!!

The Theme of the 2013 Healy Award Dinner presented by the Office of Black Catholics and Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity   Guests at the Office for Black Catholics’ 20th Annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner, Nov. 23, heard from past and present recipients of two awards... [Read more...]

osunkwo Fr. Jude Osunkwo, Nigerian Chaplain meets with Cardinal Sean

Fr. Jude Osunkwo, a Nigerian priest serving in the Archdiocese of Boston, visited with Cardinal Sean O’Malley this month to thank him for his pastoral care of the Nigerian Catholic Community of Boston and to update the Archbishop on his ministry to the Nigerian community. Fr. Jude also shared... [Read more...]

main-image-2 Nigerian Harvest Thanksgiving Mass and Festival

Just prior to the American Tradition of Thanksgiving, Our Nigerian Catholic Community at St. Katharine Drexel in Roxbury celebrated the Harvest Thanksgiving Mass and Festival. In this celebration, Nigerian Catholics give more than just thanks for food, they give grateful thanks to God for the many blessings... [Read more...]

Bishop James Augustine Healy Bishop James Healy Award Dinner

The 19’th annual Bishop James A. Healy Award Dinner was held on Saturday, November 3, at the Lantana in Randolph.  During the evening, Cardinal Sean O’Malley presented the Bishop James Augustine Healy award to Mr. Anthony Owens, a parishioner of St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury and Clerk... [Read more...]

Staff of the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity Staff

I would like to begin to introduce you to the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity Staff. We serve at the pleasure of Cardinal Sean O’Malley the Archbishop of Boston. Below is a picture taken of us recently followed by an article I wrote for Cardinal Sean’s blog a little over a year... [Read more...]